Town Hall Meeting with Carmen Farina

Attention All District 30 Parents!

The District 30

Community Education Council


A Town Hall Event with Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Thursday, April 16th

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

P.S. 234

30-15 29th Street

Queens, NY 11102

All District 30 Parents are urged to attend!

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity.

Issues and Concerns for District 30 will be addressed.

**On site interpretation services will be available**

¡Atención todos los padres del Distrito 30!

El Consejo de Educación Comunal

del Distrito 30


Un foro público con la canciller Carmen Fariña

Jueves 16 de abril

6:30 PM a 7:30 PM

P.S. 234

30-15 29th Street

Queens, NY 11102

¡Instamos a todos los padres del distrito 30 a participar!

No se pierda esta excelente oportunidad.

Se abordarán inquietudes y problemas del distrito 30.

**¡Habrá servicios de interpretación!

CDEC 30 Thursday, November 6


Please join

Community District Education Council 30

Thursday, November 6, 2014


P.S. 212

34-25 82nd Street

Jackson Heights, New York 11372

6:30 pm


Performance: P.S. 212 Senior Chorus

New School Process, Jacalyn Lee, Office of School Design


The Center for Arts Education Presentation: Doug Israel

 DOE Arts Education Funding Initiative


****Be part of the discussions!****

Share your experiences and opinions.

The Council wants to hear from you!

CDEC30 Calendar and Business Meetings Meeting Agenda 11-6-14

Workshop for Parents of District 30

District 30 Presidents’ Council, Community District Education Council 30


Unity Stage Company



Creative Thinking through Improvisation and Theater

A workshop for District 30 Parents & Parent Coordinators

Please join

Presidents’ Council

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


P.S. 280

34‐20 94th Street Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Come and join the fun!

Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 3, 2014

Email to or Phone 718‐391‐6122 Spanish translation will be provided

This is the first of seven workshops funded by New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm

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CDEC 30 Workshop: Roles and Responsibilities of the PTA Executive Board

District 30 is offering a chance to learn about the roles and responsibilities of PTA Executive Board. Various rules and regulations governing PTA fiscal management will be discussed and de-mystified.

District 30 cordially invites you to

Participate at our upcoming PA/PTA Workshop

It’s A Big Job, Let’s Make It Fun!

PA/PTA Executive Board

Roles, Responsibilities & Fiscal Management

When: October 27, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: District 30 Office

Room 510

28-11 Queens Plaza North

Long Island City, New York 11101

All are welcome!

It is important that you pre-register. For further information or to register, please call Bandna Sharma at 718.391.6122 or 718-391-8390

CDEC 30 Meeting October 16 at 6:30 PM

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Please join

Community District Education Council 30

Thursday, October 16, 2014

P.S. 69
77-02 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, New York 11372 



 * Performance by P.S. 69 5th Grade Students

 * Resolution Regarding Zoning of New School P.S. 339

to be Located at 39-07 57th Street, Woodside

* Resolution Regarding the Need for a Middle School in Woodside/Sunnyside

* Contracts For Excellence (C4E) Presentation,

Dr. Philip A. Composto, Community Superintendent

 * Presentation: Class Size/Overcrowding,

Leonie Haimson, Class Size matters

 ****Be part of the discussions.****

Share your experiences and opinions.

The Council wants to hear from you!

Click here for CDEC30 Calendar and Business Meetings Meeting Agenda Amended

Public Hearing Tonight – Sept. 23rd

A public hearing is being held on September 23rd to solicit comments regarding Success Academy’s proposal to open 14 new charter schools, including schools in our district, District 30.  Last year, District 30’s CEC passed a resolution opposing charter co-locations because of their detrimental impact.  This public hearing is open to anyone interested in voicing their opinion on the matter.

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PTA Meeting Minutes Sept 17th

PTA General Assembly Meeting: September 17th, 2014 08:15 am

Officers:  Karen Schumacher, Sean O’Connell, Jean Libert, Nami Russo

SLT: Deb Alexander

Newsletter: Alison Tozzi Liu

Administration: C. Parache, G. Pate


Meeting called to order, 08:17 am


PTA Executive Board Introduction:

  • Co-presidents: Karen Schumacher and Sean O’Connell, Treasurer: Jean Libert, Secretary: Nami Russo


How each helps at PS 150:

  • PTA by President Sean O’Connell: How the role of the PTA evolved
    • Support by fundraising and supplementing quicker than DOE regulated administration
    • Volunteer power and membership
    • Open to suggestions, questions, ideas through social media (Facebook, website) and now the PTA newsletter
  • Treasurer’s Report: Balance of $15,609.70, plus commission from picture company (Lifetouch) of $2,791.15, expenditure of $650 for the “Sound of Music” rights. Votes will be taken on upcoming expenditures by show of hands.
    • Recess supplies proposed at $1,000: Approved by majority vote
    • Art supplies for recess card making (Valentine’s): $1,500: Approved by majority vote
    • T-Shirts, hats for fundraising to offset expense proposed at $2,000: Approved by majority vote
    • Halloween decoration and prizes propsed at $100 Prize + $100 decoration: Approved by majority vote
    • Sound Of Music rights for 5th grade showcase $650: Approved by majority vote
    • “Meet the Teachers” expense $100: Approved by majority vote
    • PTA promotion business cards and rulers $100: Approved by majority vote
    • Office and miscellaneous supplies $100: Approved by majority vote
    • Chess Club expense $150: Approved by majority vote
    • **PTA Engagement room furniture, supplies, set up proposed at $2,500: Approved by majority vote
    • Arts For Recess (2-3 days week including Annex during Winter) $5,000: Approved by majority vote
    • PS 150Q’s Art department quarterly $250 – $300 for extra supplies: Approved by majority vote
  • Parent Coordinator, Ms. Geneva Pate: Open Door policy
    • Office located next to Art room
    • Here to assist parents whether it’s Aris, school supplies, busing

**Questions & concerns recorded on Q&A entries


Principal’s Report

  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere in the school
  • Primary goal is safety: fill out and return Blue Cards, notify school if pick up guardian is not on the Blue Card and always present ID to pick up student during school hours
  • Curriculum standards to prepare students for college
  • Need to vote on calendar days (subject to change according to DOE approval), two (2) full days and three (3) half days for Professional Development
    • Full days: Mondays, December 8, 2014 and May 11, 2015
    • Half days: Fridays, November 21, 2014, February 6, 2015, March 13, 2015


New Business:

  • Introduced Mr. Karakas training for Assistant Principal position
  • Great American fundraiser replacing Miss Chocolate
  • Picture Day and Chess in Schools need parent volunteers


SLT: Parent seat opening, Chair (Deb Alexander) 2nd term up

  • Deb Alexander nominated for new term: Approved by majority vote
  • Parent seat, Alison Tozzi Liu nominated: Approved by majority vote


Title I: Representative opening

  • Interested candidates can obtain Title I rep information on PTA website
  • Attend the first Title I meeting (projected for October) to be nominated and elected


Q & A:

Q: PTA Engagement room expense: Was the expense voted against last year?

A: It was for lack of a clear mission for the room. The room will be intended for parent engagement, use of the computer, sharing coffee and connecting with other parents. Generally, creating a welcoming environment for parents to feel comfortable being in the school.


Q: For Principal Parache on safety: Encourage hand washing, having soap in the bathrooms?

A: Ms. Parache is working on the soap issue


Q: For Principal Parache: Status of Datacation?

A: The administration is waiting on the DOE to implement STARS so the information can sync up. PS 150Q was ready to implement Datacation by the first report card.


Q: For Principal Parache: Second grade lunch is late (12:40 pm)

A: Ms. Parache is discussing a workable snack with second grade teachers


Q:  For Principal Parache: What happened to Extended Day?

A: There is no extended day by contract – the time is now used for professional development on Mondays and parent contact on Tuesdays. Teachers have the option to work with students needing help on Tuesdays, however, the results of that assistance being once a week is doubtful.


Meeting adjourned: 09:21 am